Fantastic Neighborhood 49: AbleGamers’ Mark Barlet


Welcome back. This week we’ve got another big guest, president of The AbleGamers Foundation, Mark Barlet! After an abbreviated Consumption junction featuring Fire Emblem, Gunnar glasses, and Guild Wars 2, the crew has an enlightening discussion about what his foundation does, why inclusion is important to games, and how disabilities affect gamers from all walks. This is not to be missed.

Next week will be our last XCOM episode, suggestions for Game Club are welcome.

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0:00:00 Intro?
0:0:2:10 Intro.
0:04:04 Consumption Junction:

  • Mark: Guild Wars 2, Sim City
  • Jon: Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Fred: Gunnar Optics

0:23:05 AbleGamers interview
0:52:07 Game Club: XCOM
1:04:21 Closing Notes


Co-host of the show, video game archivist and historian, UI specialist, and name dropper. Jon Anderson is one of the founding members of Fantastic Neighborhood.